UA Westbury Stadium 12

7000 Brush Hollow Road,
Westbury, NY 11590

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UA Westbury Stadium 12

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Built on the site of the beloved Westbury Drive-In, this is one of the better UA constructions of the last few years. The one nice thing they did do was to keep the Drive-In’s original 1940’s marquee and adapt it for the theatre.

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on April 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Stopped in today and spoke to the elderly gentleman taking tickets inside the theater. He told me that the IMAX screen was installed in theater #2, which is one of the larger auditoriums, and that no other rooms were divided or otherwise altered. That means this should be advertised as “UA Westbury Stadium 12 with IMAX,” rather than “& IMAX” since there is no 13th screen. Nevertheless, there you have it. Not sure how you can replicate the IMAX experience in a converted room, without the steep raking of true IMAX auditoriums… and I wonder what kind of standards the people at IMAX have before they’ll allow that an installation counts as an actual IMAX theater? And is there an IMAX projector on hand with large format film? Or has the brand been watered down over the years? Since I’m basically having this conversation with myself on this page (not the first time this has happened with me on CT, mind you) I fear I may never get an answer so I may have to do some research myself!

Zubi on April 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Ed – Many multiplexes today do not have true IMAX, that is, 15-perforation 70mm film IMAX. Rather, they have “Digital IMAX” – or what many call “Lie-MAX”. Digital IMAX uses no film, of course, and is cheaper. However, many feel that the results are not nearly as impressive as with true IMAX.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on April 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Thanks, Zubi. Did a little reading on the web on the matter and I think I have a general understanding of the format and variations thereof. Used to be the IMAX company only allowed use of the phrase “IMAX experience” with 15-perf 70mm true IMAX, but starting in 2008, they’ve backed down from that policy. As I suspected, this is watered down IMAX.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 11, 2011 at 6:33 am

Saw the latest Harry Potter flick in the new “IMAX” auditorium. It is certainly the largest room in the multiplex and the projection of the widescreen movie on the new floor to ceiling sheet makes for a nice big image… but it certainly doesn’t compare to the true IMAX experiences in theaters like the Lincoln Square in Manhattan.

miclup on August 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Haven’t seen an IMAX film here yet but the projection, sound, and sight lines at the Westbury Stadium are pretty amazing. My favorite theater to see a movie these days. Not beautiful like an old movie palace, it makes this up by delivering crystal clear images and staggering sound. Better than any theater in Manhattan. Very impressive.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 30, 2011 at 6:54 am

It’s been a while since I frequented theaters in Manhattan, but as recent as 4 or 5 years ago, the projection and sound quality at the Loews Lincoln Square was top notch. And a good print at the Ziegfeld, with full curtain work by a union projectionist who gives a damn, is always a special treat.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 30, 2011 at 6:58 am

Forgot to add, however, that I do agree with you about the quality (not to mention comfort) at the Westbury Stadium 12. It is my movie theater of choice on Long Island.

thebrat on June 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Went to this cinema for the first time today. Saw “Brave” in 3D and Dolby 7.1. I don’t know what people are saying about crystal clear images and staggering sound.

First of all, the auditorium (#9) had a red Exit sign ON THE SCREEN (lower left side of it). Since this was a scope film, this was very annoying, to see a little red “EXIT” hover over the screen as if it were some television logo bug. The black levels, as with most 3D presentations, were kind of washed out with the glasses that I was removing and putting back on my 3D wear to see if I was missing any dark areas, and apparently, I was losing I think 5 or 10 percent of contrast. Or perhaps I am spoiled with the Barco and Christie setups around where I live. The sound was pretty off-putting. Although the eight channels of sound is always a nice treat, it seemed like the LCR channels were EQ’d to a point where the bass was non-existant and the treble was cranked. The LFE channel was still in use, I think, but the stage speakers still sounded very shallow. The projectionist fixed this problem during the middle of the film, but throughout the film, some parts sounded very brittle that afterwards I had an ache in my left ear. But this is my first experience there, nonetheless. Maybe it was just an off presentation, all theaters have at least one of them in their lifetime.

I’m willing to give this theater another try. Pics coming in a moment.

thebrat on July 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

So a few weeks ago, I went to the Westbury Stadium again to see “The Amazing Spider-Man” in LIEMAX 3D (auditorium #2). Picture and sound were far superior than my unfortunate experience with “Brave” at the same place. There was some ghosting when the first 3D trailer started (“Frankenweenie”), but this was fixed right away. I have to say this was the best LIEMAX I’ve ever been to, and it even beats the LIEMAX in Tyson’s Corner Mall with its “gigantic” screen and all its problematic performances. Hooray Westbury Stadium!

Richard on May 7, 2013 at 5:35 am

I saw “Jurassic Park” in 3D there. It was awesome.

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